2005 World Oxidation Meeting Travel Awards

Sap­poro, Japan; Sept. 25–30, 2005 — The World Oxi­da­tion Catal­y­sis meet­ing in San Diego, CA in Sep­tem­ber 1997 was a very suc­cess­ful, both from the sci­en­tif­ic con­tent and record atten­dance. Atten­dance was much high­er than antic­i­pat­ed with on site reg­is­tra­tion almost dou­ble the advance reg­is­tra­tion, result­ing in excess pro­ceeds for this meet­ing (which were not estab­lished until after the meet­ing was over). The Exec­u­tive Board of the con­fer­ence decid­ed to place the excess pro­ceeds in a high inter­est bear­ing account (under the spon­sor­ship of the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety) and to use the funds to par­tial­ly fund some North Amer­i­can atten­dees to the next con­fer­ence in Tokyo, Japan in 2005 (Web site: www.e‑convention.org/5wcoc). We have suf­fi­cient funds to grant six-sev­en trav­el awards for up to $2,000. each to deserv­ing atten­dees from North Amer­i­ca. Appli­ca­tions for these awards must be received (elec­tron­i­cal­ly) by 1 March 2005 and addressed to Leo Manz­er, com­mit­tee chair.

Mem­bers of the for­mer Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee [L. E. Manz­er (Chair), J. E. Lyons, and A. M. Gaffney] will review the requests and announce the awards by 1 April. Awards will be select­ed on the strength of the request and the need described in the pro­pos­al. Awards are open to any res­i­dent of North Amer­i­ca.

The requests must meet the fol­low­ing guide­lines:

  • 1–2 page pro­pos­als, max­i­mum
  • Indi­cate awardee and cor­re­spon­dence address, fax, and email address
  • Describe individual’s edu­ca­tion­al and pro­fes­sion­al back­ground
  • Pro­vide rea­sons for con­sid­er­a­tion- ben­e­fits, impor­tance to indi­vid­ual, etc. (This is the most impor­tant sec­tion of the request.)
  • Any res­i­dent of the USA, Cana­da, or Mex­i­co is eli­gi­ble for this award. [Proof of res­i­den­cy in one of these coun­tries is required. US res­i­dents must pro­vide their tax id num­ber (Social Secu­ri­ty num­ber)]
  • Funds may only be used for air­fare, reg­is­tra­tion, local trans­porta­tion, hotels, and/or meals dur­ing the meet­ing.
  • Upon return to North Amer­i­ca, proof of actu­al expens­es must be sub­mit­ted along with proof of atten­dance, in order to be reim­bursed for the award.

Please con­sid­er if you need a visa to trav­el to Japan and the time required to secure the visa. Send requests for awards to Leo Manz­er at leo.e.manzer@usa.dupont.com